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April 2, 1907 Luke (Lucius Benjamin) Appling born, High Point, North Carolina
  Luke Appling
April 2, 1917 President Woodrow Wilson asks Congress to declare war on Germany
  Woodrow Wilson
April 2, 1936 Tornado strikes Crisp County, killing 36 people, mostly in the Cordele area.
  Crisp County, Georgia
  Georgia Tornadoes
April 2, 1939 Ralph Guldahl won the Masters in Augusta nine strokes under par.
  Masters Tournament
April 2, 1952 The cost of pay phones in Atlanta goes from 5 cents to a dime
April 2, 1961 Powder Springs added to the Metro Atlanta telephone calling area
April 2, 1961 Alpharetta added to the Metro Atlanta telephone calling area
April 2, 1970 A TV show titled "It Couldn't be Done" features the carving at Stone Mountain in a segment
  Stone Mountain
April 2, 1970 Jimmy Carter announces his candidacy for governor of Georgia
April 2, 2003 Winners of the George Foster Peabody Awards were announced by the University of Georgia's Henry Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. Among the locally important awards:
  • "Terror on Tape," CNN Productions, Atlanta; examination of training videos made by al-Qaida members.
  • "Door to Door," TNT starring William H. Macy in the true story of Bill Porter who battled cerebral palsy. Macy also co-wrote the script

  Peabody Awards
April 2, 2007 With Atlanta hosting the Final Four in the NCAA Basketball Tournament, the Florida Gators defeat Ohio State, 84-75
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